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The history of pesticides timeline

Timeline of Pesticides

2003

EPA Passes Pesticide registration Improvement Act (PRIA)

December 2000

122 nations (including the US) sign a treaty intended to phase out completely Persistent Organic Pollutants (ハラモPOPsハラン) including DDT

1983

Chlordane, or chlordane, is an organochlorine compound used as a pesticide. Pyrethroids become more mainstream

1972

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to cancel the registration of Organophosphate parathion in the US

1966

Organophosphate parathion is one of the most dangerous pesticides. Poisoned 650 agricultural workers

1950s

Geigy invents the carbanates

1945

After the Second World War, insecticide production was booming

1939

The Second World War causes three discoveries:

1. The insecticides DDT

2. The organophpsphate insecticides

3. The phenoxyacetic herbicides

1932

Products to prevent house pests sold

1900s

Inorganic substances introduced

1892 The first modern pesticide, potassium dinitro-2-cresylate was made, and was sold in Germany

Late 1800s

French vineyard growers come up with the idea of different weed killers for certain weeds

1885

Professor Millardet find copper matured to prevent mildew

1867

The beginning of modern pesticide. Colorado beetles take over the United States potato crops and arsenic (a pesticide) is applied.

1821

London Horticultural Society told people that sulfur is the cure for mildew on peaches

1763

In Marseilles, a mixture of water, slaked lime and tobacco was used for cure for plant lice

1711

In England, the herb rue was boiled and sprayed on the trees to remove cantharid flies

Early 1700s

John Parkinson said to use a mixture of vinegar, cow dung and urine to be put on trees with canker to help them kill the virus.

200 B.C.

The Roman writer, Cato tells vineyard farmers to burn bitumen to remove insects

1000 B.C.

The Greek poetry writer Homer preferred to use sulphur.

1500 B.C.

Egyptians made insecticides to prevent lice, fleas and wasps.

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